I’ve been doing this for over five years or longer. Every single week, three times per week, for more than five years. Holy shit it’s a long time. It makes me think, why has there been this longevity? What has kept me doing this all of this time? It’s got to do with me just writing about things I find cool and interesting. Either I find them on my explorations of the internet or I mine the vast amount of travels I have done and then write about these places.
I have relatively few followers, compared to other people and that’s because all of the stuff that I write about is so random. If I was writing for the sake of impressing other people or for generating traffic to the site, or for the sake of other people’s enjoyment and not on topics that really interested me, I could stick it out for maybe a few weeks and then the blog would fade out gradually. The passion for the topic has to be there!
This blog is so hard to categorise and has blown out into a full-blown microcosm of quirkiness over the years. It’s therefore hard for others to follow it and even understand or conceptualise it. I know that but I can’t for the life of me cut down this blog or restrict it to one topic, it wouldn’t be being true to myself. This place is a reflection of my own massive imagination and seeking of curious and unusual things in life.
What motivates you to write your blog?
A friend on here is keeping to a streak of a long length of time in which to write a blog. That’s what motivates him. For other’s they are simply hammering out blog posts in order to promote a book or a product of some kind, or to talk about their research.
What keeps you doing this blogging thing and what do you get out of it?